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Opposition parties criticize Mitsotakis over meeting with Erdogan

Several of Greece’s opposition parties criticised Prime Ministrer Kyriakos Mitsotakis after his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO leaders summit in Vilnius on Wednesday. SYRIZA-PA Even though Mitsotakis had proclaimed at the pre-electoral campaign period that he would raise interference issues concerning the …

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47 parties apply to general elections, among them of GoldenDawn convict

Forty-seven parties, party coalitions, and individuals have submitted applications to Greece’s Supreme Court by Wednesday evening for approval to run in the May 21 national elections. The submissions deadline is midnight Wednesday, while the deadline for party ballots (including the candidate MPs) is midnight Saturday. The Supreme Court will announce …

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First poll in 2023: Difference ND-SYRIZA below 7%

In the first public opinion poll for 2023, the difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA has fallen below 7 percent, as the price hikes keep bothering the Greek public. According to ALCO conducte don behalf of Alpha TV, the difference between ND and SYRIZA …

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Wiretapping scandal: Greece’s Intelligence Service Chief, PM’s secretary step down

The head of Greece’s National Intelligence Service (EYP) and the secretary general of the Prime Minister’s office stepped down on Friday following persistent media reports of the wiretapping of the phone of a journalist as well as the leader of opposition party PASOK-KINAL. The first resignation was submitted by the …

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Poll: Price hikes cause of concern, ND-SYRIZA difference drops to 10.5%, no technocrats gov’t

Difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA has decreased to 10.5% in the preference of potential voters as the high energy cost and the price hikes are a reason of concern for 47% of the Greeks. At the same time, Greeks seem to turn down …

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Greece’s lawmakers ratify defense pact with France

Greece’s lawmakers on Thursday ratified a landmark defense pact with France that includes a mutual assistance clause in case of an armed attack against either country; a pact that has irked fellow NATO member Turkey but also drew criticism by the NATO itself. 191 lawmakers from ruling New Democracy, opposition …

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Opposition parties slam Greek Gov’t for “imposing restrictions without plan”

One after the other, Greece’s opposition parties slammed the government on Saturday after it announced stricter lockdown measures again, following a relative relaxation it had permitted over Christmas and New Year. “Restrictive measures imposed without a plan and without financially supporting the society are doomed to fail,” said main opposition …

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Elderly in nursing home infected; Greeks ignore coronavirus restrictions

Twelve elderly residents of a nursing home in Glyfada suburb of south Athens have been detected positive to Covid-19  within a week. At the same time, parts of the Greek society keep ignoring restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus and are crowding at parties and in churches even …

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Opposition parties: Greek gov’t has huge responsibility for the Moria fire

Greek opposition parties sharply criticized the New Democracy government saying that it has huge responsibilities for the situation in the hotspot of Moria and the fire that destroyed it. “Today’s tragedy in Moria demonstrates the criminal responsibilities of (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and (Migration Policy and Asylum Minister Notis) Mitarakis,” …

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From beach parties in Halkidiki to over 30 infected elderly in Thessaloniki

A live music concert with 2,000 people in a beach bar of Halkidiki peninsula triggered lots of coronavirus infections in the neighboring Thessaloniki including 33 elderly in a nursing home. According to locals media, three of the bartenders were tested positive. President of Medical Association of Halkidiki, Marios Pyrpasopoulos told …

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Greeks celebrate lockdown easing with open parties and take-away drinks

It is difficult to tame Greeks, especially the younger generations. The lockdown has been gradually lifted on Monday, however, restrictions such as gatherings and crowding and parties remain and bars are closed. Closed? On the first night of the lockdown easing, sneaky businessmen and eager customers found ways to come …

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Greece elections: Leaders conclude campaigns in front of large crowds

Party leaders concluded their campaign on Friday with large political rallies in Athens and other major cities, ahead of Sunday’s snap elections. Latest polls give the conservative New Democracy party at least 10 percent lead over the ruling leftist Syriza. Alls polls show ND to gain the majority in the …

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Greece EU elections wipe out 3 political parties – Final Results

The European elections in Greece not only pushed conservative New Democracy to win with a margin of 9% it also wiped out three political parties with presence in the Greek Parliament. With 99.29% of the votes counted, Greek voters send 21 people from six political parties to the European Parliament. …

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